I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Please send me information on:
Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for emergency planning?
What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g. pen and paper, Excel, a system or another method?
If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use for your emergency planning solution?
What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire)?
What is the value of said contract?
If the council does not have a software system, will the council be researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the next 12 – 18 months?
If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the system by?
I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.
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20 working days after you receive this letter.
I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Dear Mr Watson,
In reply to your freedom of information request I can state;
Subject: RE: New FOI Request - N3312
Q1) The Resilience & Emergencies Team at County Hall hold responsibility
for emergency planning for North Yorkshire County Council.
Q2) In response to any emergency, the Resilience & Emergencies Team
utilise a number of systems including pen and paper, excel and other
in-house systems and computer programmes and the (restricted) government
Resilience Direct computer system to manage the emergency.
Q3) The council do not use a specific vendor provided software system for
emergency planning other than the government Resilience Direct system.
Q4) There is no current contract.
Q5) No contract exists.
Q6) North Yorkshire County Council RET is not looking to purchase a system
Q7) See Q6.
Resilience and Emergencies Team Manager, North Yorkshire County Council,
County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AE
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